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Tips for Grilling Out Safely

Each year, thousands of people fire up their grills, stoke up the coals and break out the steaks for the start of barbecuing season. Grilling is one of the best “no muss, no fuss” food preparation methods. It’s also a low-fat preparation method and has natural flavoring properties. Although most of the time you’ll be […]

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Avian Influenza – Take a Few Precautions

From Dr. Paul McGraw, WDATP State Veterinarian: “Gathering poultry together increases the chances of exposure to the virus,” McGraw says. “Returning the same poultry to their home farms increases the likelihood of spreading the disease.” Commercial poultry producers, backyard flock owners and poultry exhibitioners are encouraged to use proper biosecurity methods, including restricting poultry exposure […]


2015 WI Master Gardener Association Conference

The Wisconsin Master Gardener Association (WIMGA) is holding their 2015 Annual Conference in La Crosse on July 31st and August1st at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center.  The Bluff Country Master Gardener Association is hosting this event.  All Master Gardener Volunteers and anyone who wants to learn more about gardening is welcome.  For more information, […]


Hands on Gardening – Microgreens

In today’s Hands on Gardening, we talk about a great way to make the most of small gardening spaces inside or out and get some great greens throughout the year.  To view the segment, please click: Microgreens


Implements of Husbandry Road Use Permit Workshop

A workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 17th from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Colonial Bowling & Banquet Center in Sparta. This workshop is geared towards farmers and operators of implements of husbandry (IOH) and Ag Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) equipment and may also be of interest to town board members and other local government […]

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Hands on Gardening – A Geranium for Ground Cover

In this week’s Hands on Gardening, Steve Huntzicker tells us about a new kind of geranium that is making its way into gardens for a whole new purpose.  This geranium is a ground cover that is deer resistant, hardy and produces a flower.   View the video at: A Geranium for Ground Cover

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Hands on Gardening – Spring Garden Catalogs

Steve Huntzicker discusses the spring garden catalogs arriving in the mail.  Before you spend your money, look at the research on the item and read the descriptions carefully.   To view this segment, please click: Spring Garden Catalogs.